June 2019 Legislative Update

CCCC’s 2019 Priority List Includes Legislation Related to Naloxone, Cannabis, LTC Insurance, and the State’s Master Plan Aging The Coalition for Compassionate Care closely monitors legislation related to palliative care and advance care planning. CCCC takes action in alignment with our advocacy partners to educate policymakers on the potential impact of proposed legislation on access […]


CCCC Develops Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Transition Resource Guide

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has published a Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver Transition Resource Guide under a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). The guide was developed in response to California’s January 1, 2019 transition for the provision of pediatric palliative care services from a waiver program to a pediatric […]


Announcing the premiere of the film END GAME, just for our Summit attendees

Special screening includes a panel discussion with film producers Shoshana Ungerleider and Jim Mittelberger, and UCSF social worker Bridget Sumser, who is featured in the film The film’s official release is May 4 worldwide, but our Summit attendees will be the first viewers of the short film END GAME outside of Sundance audiences. You won’t want to […]


Dr. Ira Byock returns to the CCCC Annual Summit with Dr. Charles Grob

The two physicians will present a break-out session titled Taking Psychedelics Seriously: Responding to Persistent Suffering the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11th. Severe psychological and existential suffering robs people of meaningful quality of life and brings some to desire to end their lives. Currently available treatments for depression, anxiety, and spiritual distress often fail to alleviate […]


Announcing the Recipients of the Local Coalitions Grants

It is with great pleasure that we announce that four new local coalitions have been organized and selected as recipients of the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC)/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions grant funding. Join us in congratulating: Humboldt Advance Care Planning Coalition (HumACP) My Life. My Way. Lake […]


CCCC Annual Palliative Care Summit Welcomes Dianne Gray

We are thrilled to welcome Dianne Gray as a general session speaker at this year’s annual palliative care Summit held on April 10-11th in Anaheim. This year’s theme is Better Together: Forging a New Path to Palliative Care. The programming of the Summit will help us focus our discussion and advocacy on growing palliative care in our […]


Legislative Update: Hospice and CDPH Gearing Up for SB 294 Implementation

“When can a hospice begin providing skilled services to non-hospice patients under SB 294?… How and where should a hospice submit the required paperwork?…  Is CDPH planning any education on the implementation of SB 294?…” These are just a few of the questions that the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) posed to California […]


RFP: Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions Grant

Advance care planning (ACP) is a critically important component in the delivery of person-centered and culturally appropriate care. The benefits of ACP are measurable and significant; yet, healthcare systems, staff, providers, and others face many challenges to engaging in or implementing ACP activities or programs. Higher levels of participation in ACP will benefit patients, families, […]


Job Announcement – Office Manager

Are you passionate about managing the office of a non-profit?  Do you want to support the movement toward patient-centered health care? The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about improving health care and skilled in office management to join our team. CCCC is a […]


CCCC Pediatrics Teams Up with Other State Groups

As the space and need for pediatric palliative care grows, our pediatric team at CCCC is working with other pediatric coalitions across the country to maximize impact. The reality is that many of these coalitions depend solely on volunteers and one to two (often part-time) staff to run. As such, their influence is limited within […]